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Calendar of Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
All Day
Description
Click here to read the October 2014 edition of This Month at The Urbana Free Library.
Library
The Urbana Free Library
All Day

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Have fun with rhymes, music & songs, finger plays, and books in this story time for our youngest library lovers.

For children birth to age 3 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:30 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Time
9:30 AM
Description
program
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:30 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Join us to explore the Korean culture through stories, songs, and activities.

For children of all ages and their families.

This program is co-sponsored by the Korean Cultural Center at the University of Illinois.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
2:45 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Come to this themed story time with stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For toddlers ages 2-4 years with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Friday, October 10, 2014
Time
4:15 PM
Description
Get jazzy with toe-tapping, finger-snapping tunes from Dizzy Gillespie to Miles Davis and more.

For children and their families.

Prairie Breezes concerts are for children and their families and take place on the second Friday of most months. The series is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 - October 15. Let's celebrate Latin American culture through wonderful music, stories, and more.

For children and their families.

This program is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois.
Location
Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
4:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Second Saturday Board Games is cancelled for the month of October.

Please join us next month for this monthly drop-in program for all ages. We have some old classics like Go and Backgammon, as well as new favorites like Dominion, 7 Wonders, and Terra Mystica.

We'll have staff and volunteers standing by to lead demonstrations of how to play. Grab a beverage at the cafe and spend an enjoyable afternoon playing games with friends at the library.
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:00 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Come to this themed story time with stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For toddlers ages 2-4 years with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Join us for a screening of films from the University of Illinois Archives and the Champaign County Historical Archives, which document local history and film-making.

The Town & Gown Speaker Series is sponsored by the Student Life and Culture Archives
at the University of the Illinois and the Champaign County Historical Archives
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
8:45 PM

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Come to a very special story time with Urbana picture book author and illustrator Robin Luebs. Robin's visit is just one of the events presented through the Youth Literature Festival at the University of Illinois.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time
8:00 AM
Description
Come visit with your library at the City's awesome farmer's market on the corner of Vine and Illinois Streets in downtown Urbana! Library staff will be there with information about programs and services and kids can enjoy a story on our Magic Reading Carpet.
Location
NONE
Library
The Urbana Free Library
12:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Celebrate books and reading at the 2014 Youth Literature Festival FREE Community Day at the I Hotel . Enjoy author presentations, book signings, music, puppets, and hands-on activities for children. Library staff will be there to visit with the community.

For book lovers of all ages.

The Youth Literature Festival celebrates the value of literature in the lives of youth by bringing together local and national authors, illustrators, poets, and storytellers to share their stories, their craft, and their enthusiasm with children, teens and adults.
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
The sounds of ancient Eastern Sudan meet contemporary pop-rock in the shimmering, jazz-infused music of Otaak Band.

Ahmed Said is from the Beja, the indigenous community of south-eastern Egypt, eastern Sudan, and western Eritrea. He is a master of the Beja’s traditional lyre, the masankop, and the rich, powerful vocal style typical of Beja music. Miguel Merino (from Indiana) is a drummer and composer who sought to bring together their two distant, but deeply connected, styles of music.

This family-friendly concert is made possible by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, October 20, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Have fun with rhymes, music & songs, finger plays, and books in this story time for our youngest library lovers.

For children birth to age 3 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Come to this themed story time with stories, songs and a simple craft.

For toddlers ages 2 - 4 years with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Join the Champaign County Historical Archives for an evening of stories as local authors present an informal panel conversation about the discoveries they have made in the Archives. Authors and notables include: Guy Fraker, Dannel McCollum, Perry Morris, Joseph Muskin, Dennis Roberts, Fred Schlipf, and Audrey Wells.

A light reception will follow the panel conversation.
Location
The Jean Evans Archives Room (Second Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description

Enjoy a selection of old and new favorites, picked especially by fellow book club members.

Flight Behavior

by Barbara Kingsolver


Dellarobia is a dissatisfied Appalachian farm wife on her way to a tryst with another man when she stumbles upon what appears to be a valley of silently burning trees. She takes the vision to be a sign from God. But when others begin to find out about it, they all have different ideas of what it means. This is a story about faith and perspective, taking place in a setting so strong that this small area in Appalachia is nearly a character unto itself.

UFL Reads! our book club for adults, meets the fourth Sunday of most months.
Location
The MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room (First Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:00 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Join Miss Teresa for music, movement and fun.

For children ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
3:30 PM

Title
Date
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time
3:45 PM
Description
Join Miss Teresa for music, movement and fun.

For children ages 2 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
4:15 PM

Title
Date
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Come to this evening story time to enjoy stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For children ages 2 - 6 and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
6:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
9:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:05 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:35 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
10:45 AM
Description
In this program for our youngest library fans, you'll find that it's never too early to learn to love songs, books, and rhymes.

For children birth to age 2 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
11:05 AM

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Come to this themed story time with stories, songs, and a simple craft.

For toddlers ages 2-4 years with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Join in the fun as we sing songs and listen to stories in this energetic story time.

For preschool groups and children ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
10:30 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Creep down to the library for stories about monsters with monster crafts and a spooky snack. Come in your Halloween costume if you'd like.

For children ages 3 and up and their families.
Location
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Library
The Urbana Free Library
5:00 PM

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